back to article Graphcore's AI chips may not be as powerful as Nvidia's GPUs, but may provide good bang for your buck

The latest results by benchmarking consortium MLPerf, tracking the best chips for training the most popular neural networks, are out and a new player has entered the game: Graphcore. Each MLPerf release is pretty standard. A sprawling spreadsheet records the time various systems take to train or run a particular machine- …

  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    WHO's six laws of AI

    That faint shuddering you can feel is Isaac Asimov spinning in his grave.

    1. Tom 7 Silver badge

      Re: WHO's six laws of AI

      But at least now we have a pretty good idea which way he's spinning!

      1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

        Re: WHO's six laws of AI

        So many people spinning in their graves, maybe we should somehow harness that and turn into energy that could power the planet?

        1. Anonymous Coward

          Re: WHO's six laws of AI

          It's often said that a camel is a racehorse designed by committee.

          This is a camel designed by a committee.

  2. Robert Grant Silver badge

    > Ensuring equity and inclusivity: AI should not be biased or perform less well against age, sex, gender, income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and so on.

    What does this mean? If an algorithm is effective in detecting heart disease risk from pulse oximeter data in people over 30, it shouldn't be allowed because it's less effective on younger people?

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      I think the idea is more on the line of the "AI" should not disregard any effort in diagnosing possible sickness just because the patient belongs to a particular subset of the human race.

      So, basically, "AI" should treat everyone equally and work just hard for each case it is presented with.

      Which is an obvious requirement. That said, certain populations may be more at risk of certain types of disease. It might not be that easy to ensure that the AI is not going to neglect any possible signs in populations that are not as much at risk of a specific disease if the markers are present.

      1. Robert Grant Silver badge

        What does "work just as hard" mean for AI?

    2. Anonymous Coward

      You have to read the document itself to understand what it means rather than put your own interpretation on it.

      It is quite readable, very wordy, and seemingly written by people who live in ivory towers.

      e.g. "Inclusiveness requires that AI used in health care is designed to encourage the widest possible appropriate, equitable use and access, irrespective of age, gender, income, ability or other characteristics. Institutions (e.g. companies, regulatory agencies, health systems) should hire employees from diverse backgrounds, cultures and disciplines to develop, monitor and deploy AI." etc

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        So, a Mexican for cleaning the office, an Oriental for bringing food and drinks, an African-American for providing drugs and hookers, an Indian for copying and pasting from Stackoverflow, an LGBT woman for HR and a WASP male for managing the whole circus. Gotcha!

        Anon, because I'm sick and tired of snowflakes who can't take a joke.

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